We experienced our first official Christmas as New Yorkers. We were one day shy of having a white Christmas. Now we have enough snow to last us for the remainder of the long winter ahead. My Hero and I joked that we moved to the north to finally have a white Christmas and that's precisely what ended up happening in the south.
Before the snow hit and Santa pulled up in his sleigh, both of us had an unconventional Christmas Eve Day...we worked. Bah Humbug! Well, not actually. My Hero had a long day of work, but he was able to help both Sarah Jessica Parker and Holly Hunter find the perfect gift for their stockings hung by their chimney with care. How amazing! He managed to make it threw each meet-up and keep his jaw off the floor. Hee! Hee!
I, on the other hand, worked by choice and volunteered my day to work as an "Ambassador" (a.k.a Greeter) at the store...at Tiffany & Co. on 5th Avenue. The store always needs extra help this time of the year and I thought it would give me a greater appreciation for the products I promote in the catalogues I help produce. I showed up bright eyed and bushy tailed that morning and had a wonderful day of assisting some customers find the perfect piece or just gave others my best Vanna White smile as they ooh'd and ahh'd over the gorgeous settings. All in all, it was a great day.
We both made it home and decided to start our own tradition of building a gingerbread house.
It all started off fine and dandy until Rocky stole the roof and devoured it like a ravenous beast.
(He eyed the piece...look at the intensity and focus...)
(In one swoop, the roof was gone)
We finally made it to the end result...Rocky was a great Supervisor.
We took Rocky to Central Park Christmas Day.
The little guy had such a great day that he literally passed out when we got home.
We ended the evening with a fabulous Christmas dinner that we enjoyed cooking together. Here's the menu:
- Appetizer - Shrimp Cocktail
- Main Dish - Roast Beef with Carrots and Stewed Tomatoes
- Sides - Crescent Rolls and Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Dessert - Apple Cobbler and Coffee
The next day, we ventured out into the first blizzard of the winter. We are still digging out, but the good news is that we got our new snow boots just in time and were able to break them in. We got nearly two feet of snow.
(This is our courtyard just as the snow was beginning to fall...you can't even see the plastic chairs now.)
(The Atlas statue on 5th Ave. stood tall as the snow came down)
(We finally made it to Rockefeller Center to take a picture in front of the tree...instead it looks like we are sprouting a lit bush from our heads. HAHAHA! Oh well, we'll try again next year.)